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I've locked my keys in the truck but I have a new key fob

Customer Question

I've locked my keys in the truck but I have a new key fob but what do I have to do to get it to work
JA: Have you checked the fob's battery?
Customer: yes the fob is a replacement and brand new do I need to program it
JA: What is the model/year of your Toyota?
Customer: 2011 tundra TRD
JA: Are you fixing your Tundra yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: trying to figure out how I can use the key fob to unlock the door
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: I know the new key fob won't work right out of the box so what do I need to do to get it to work so I can unlock the door
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 4 months ago.

Hello, thanks for posting

If you know for sure the keys are in the truck then you don't need to program the new key, You need to get into the truck to program the key anyway, What you can do to just get the truck opened up is to go to a locksmith or the closest Toyota dealer with your vehicle information, VIN etc and they can make you a cheap "dummy" this is not a transponder or keyless entry key), it will allow you to unlock the door and get your keys out

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
theres no way to use the new keyless entry fob to get the door open now
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 4 months ago.

Thanks for the reply, you can have that key cut to fit the door lock, the only problem is that you don't have a key to use as a pattern so that eliminates places like the hardware stores or run of the mill key kiosks, the only ones that can make a key using the VIN # are the dealer and a local locksmith, if you decide to do that be sure to contact them first before going there and ask what information they need to make a new key.